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Survey Looks for Gov-Tech Startup Insights

Plus, a company explores whether roads can pay for themselves, Granicus makes its first acquisition since merging with GovDelivery and more...

by / August 16, 2017


VC Firm Looks to Benchmark Gov-Tech Startup Metrics Urban.Us is surveying SaaS companies that sell to government in an effort to get a clearer picture of the playing field.

Can Roads Pay for Themselves? After years of planning, Integrated Roadways is close to setting up two pilot projects to find out.

Granicus Acquires Agenda Tech Company Marching down the private equity path, Granicus is making its first acquisition since merging with GovDelivery last year.

AirMap Gains First Statewide Contract The Kansas Department of Transportation has chosen AirMap to help airports and state agencies manage drone traffic and communicate with operators.

CGI Helps Cities Develop Data Platform for New Air Quality Sensors The consultancy is working with Lafayette, La., and Baltimore to help each city build data capabilities for new air quality sensors meant to bring data collection closer to the neighborhood level.

Tyler Technologies Buys Public Health Inspections Company Tyler will fold Department of Digital Health's products into its ERP portfolio.

L.A. County Parks and Rec CIO to Vendors: Call Me The department's CIO wants to talk innovation with vendors, so he's putting out an open invitation of sorts.



Who's Who in the Government Payment Space? There are a lot of companies out there looking to help state and local government accept digital payments. Here's a list of the players, what they do and how they differ from the MasterCards of the world.


GovTech companies on our radar this week:

Ad Hoc

: A government digital services firm born out of the effort to fix, Ad Hoc recently gained entry to California's pool of pre-qualified vendors to help build out new systems for the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.


Enterprise SaaS as Slow-Moving Ransomware (API Evangelist)

A Venture Capitalist's Dive into ShotSpotter's Financials (Urban.Us)

What the Top Accelerators in North America Are Backing (TechCrunch)

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Ben Miller Associate Editor of GT Data and Business

Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.

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